Australian opener and former Sunrisers Hyderabad player, David Warner, has questioned the way he was sacked from captaincy. According to him, firing a successful captain and a player and then not selecting him sent the wrong message to the youngsters.
Warner led the team to their maiden IPL title in 2016 and was their top performer for number of seasons. He was sacked as captain midway through IPL 2021. He was also dropped from the franchise’s playing XI after failing to perform.
In his chat with with Boria, Warner disagreed with the manner he was removed. “If you are going to drop a captain and then not pick him in the team after what he has done, what message does that send to the young kids in the team? What message does that send to the rest of the group? What hurt me the most is that the other guys are now thinking, ‘oh, this could happen to me’.”
The 35-year old wanted to have conversation but no one came forward.
“At the end of the day, whatever happens, cop it cop it on the chin. If you want to have those conversations, just have them. It’s not hard. Don’t shy away from them. I am not going to bite. I am going to sit here and accept that for what it is because you are not picking me in the team.”